Overview

Description of Organization: ETC is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides outdoor adventure
and environmental education experiences for people of all abilities. ETC conducts Sea Kayak, Whitewater
Rafting, and Cross Country Skiing trips for youth and adults from under-resourced backgrounds and people with
disabilities as well as extended Youth Leadership Programs for disadvantaged youth.

Position Title: River Program Associate

Position Description: The River Program Associate is a full-time seasonal position (May-September) based at the
ETC River Camp in Lotus, California. This position works with the Program Manager to ensure that program
communication and administrative duties are successful, while also assisting with program operations. Duties
include pre-trip and ongoing communication with participant groups, assisting the Program Manager in guide
scheduling, and various office work tasks as needed. The Program Associate also guides whitewater rafting trips
for diverse groups of participants. In addition, this position will support the Operations Manager in planning
weekly staff meetings, and supervision of interns. This is a residential position at the ETC River Camp in Lotus,
California.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Trip scheduling, communication, and outreach with participant groups, including pre-trip check-ins and
post-trip follow-up.
• Prepare trip paperwork for Trip Leaders, and ensure accurate data entry.
• Assist in River Program office maintenance and organization.
• Assist Operations Manager in supervision of the River Program Field Internship, and in planning weekly
staff meetings.
• Support Volunteer Guides and Trip Leaders
• Assist with the scheduling of Volunteer and Staff guides on trips
• Act as a guide on one to three-day whitewater rafting trips for diverse groups of participants
• Assist in meal planning and food buy logistics
• Drive company vehicles and comply with Environmental Traveling Companions Driver’s Policies
• Assist Program Manager in continued program development
• Participate in program and self-evaluation at mid-season and end of season
• Other duties as assigned

Term:
• Start Date: Mid May 2022
• End Date: August 31, 2022
Commitment: 22 or 23 days per month, with 8 days off scheduled no later than the first day of the month

Reports To: River Program Manager

Compensation:
• Monthly salary, based on previous experience
• Tent platform living space and partial board
• Access to ETC river equipment

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills

Qualifications:

• Current CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications, WFR or WEMT preferred

Required Skills:

Qualifications:
• Enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with people of all abilities and backgrounds
• Well-organized, thoughtful and clear in communication
• Strong administrative skills (especially time management, logistics, and problem-solving)
• Ability to work independently on multiple tasks with deadlines

Preferred Skills:

• Experience guiding paddle rafts and oar rafts
• Experience supervising staff and volunteers preferred

About Environmental Traveling Companions

ETC is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that provides outdoor adventure and environmental education experiences for people of all abilities. ETC conducts Sea Kayak, Whitewater Rafting, and Cross Country Skiing trips for youth and adults from under-resourced backgrounds and people with disabilities as well as extended Youth Leadership Programs for disadvantaged youth.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume with three references via email to [email protected] with the subject line “2022 River Program Associate application”.

Company Website

https://etctrips.org/